How to find out the cause of a configuration change

by » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 11:47:27 GMT

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 I got different situations where my activities onSaveInstanceState
gets called but i can't distinguish between them.
Some of them result in automatic recreation others do not so i have to
react different
especially because my activity is not created by user action.

thanks in advance


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a player-details dialog.

The natural way to display the players list is in a ListView, but the
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a screen.  Because of that -- because you can't have one scrolling
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players.  But I want the list of players to have all the ListView-like
behaviors that users expect.

Is there an accepted recipe for doing this?

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ways to go still.

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including dynamically resizing as I add/delete players, but doesn't
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2. AV sync issue in real media porting

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1) Can I share some global variables between the parser interface
file( fileformats/rm/parser/src/irmff.cpp)
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2) After seek, can I drop audio frames before giving to renderer at
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I have integrated Real Media (RM) to Eclair. In real media files, the
audio codec can be one of the 2 formats, AAC or G2COOK (also called as
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AAC is VBRcodec).

During Normal playback, there is AV sync in all real media files
irrespective of the audio format used is AAC or G2COOK, where as if I
seek, there is AV sync in all real media files with AAC as audio but
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audio. Most of the times, audio will be heard ahead of video.

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decodes all the encoded frames in each of those packets.

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seeked position and return the PTS of these 2 packets to the player
upon request.

One observation on the PTS of AV keyframe packets after seek in COOK
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While PTS of AV keyframe packets after seek in AAC audio is
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where there is a difference of as much as 6-7 secs between the
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